Ratings For the Stanley Cup Playoffs on VERSUS By Night and By Series

I thought we’d organize everything into this one post. You’ll get night-by-night Stanley Cup Playoffs ratings first, then we’ll break it down by series, but only including full broadcasts (or at least scheduled to be full broadcasts) and not joined in progress games. Enjoy.

Night-by-Night

Wednesday, April 13

6:30 p.m. Hockey Central – 149,000 viewers
7:00 p.m.  Phoenix vs. Detroit, Game 1 – 484,000 viewers
9:44 p.m.  NY Rangers vs. Washington, Game 1 – 673,000 viewers
10:38 p.m.  Chicago vs. Vancouver, Game 1 – 540,000 viewers
12:44 p.m. Hockey Central – 168,000 viewers

Thursday, April 14

6:30 p.m. Hockey Central – 62,000 viewers
7:00 p.m. Montreal vs. Boston, Game 1 – 510,000 viewers
9:35 p.m. Buffalo vs. Philadelphia, Game 1 – 660,000 viewers
10:00 p.m. Los Angeles vs. San Jose, Game 1 – 381,000 viewers
1:25 a.m. Hockey Central – 121,000 viewers

Friday, April 15

7:00 p.m. Hockey Central – 183,000 viewers
7:30 p.m. NY Rangers vs. Washington, Game 2 – 606,000 viewers
10:09 p.m. Chicago vs. Vancouver, Game 2 – 562,000 viewers
12:35 a.m. Hockey Central – 181,000 viewers

Saturday, April 16

7:00 p.m. Montreal vs. Boston, Game 2 – 661,000 viewers
9:51 p.m. Hockey Central – 444,000 viewers
10:00 p.m. Los Angeles vs. San Jose, Game 2 – 457,000 viewers
12:42 p.m. Hockey Central – 236,000 viewers

Sunday, April 17

 7:30 p.m. Hockey Central – 244,000 viewers
8:00 p.m. Vancouver vs. Chicago, Game 3 – 689,000 viewers
10:43 p.m. Hockey Central – 186,000 viewers

Monday, April 18

6:30 p.m. Hockey Central – 83,000 viewers
7:00 p.m. Philadelphia vs. Buffalo, Game 3 – 572,000 viewers
9:46 p.m. Pittsburgh vs. Tampa Bay, Game 3 – 512,000 viewers
10:21 p.m. Hockey Central – 390,000 viewers
10:30 p.m. Detroit vs. Phoenix, Game 3 – 415,000 viewers
1:41 a.m. Hockey Central – 135,000 viewers

Tuesday, April 19

7:30 p.m. Hockey Central – 132,000 viewers
8:00 p.m. Vancouver vs. Chicago, Game 4 – 621,000 viewers
10:44 p.m. San Jose vs. Los Angeles, Game 3 – 300,000 viewers
1:41 a.m. Hockey Central – 79,000 viewers

Wednesday, April 20

6:30 p.m. ET Hockey Central – 52,000 viewers
7:00 p.m. ET Washington vs. NY Rangers, Game 4 – 619,000 viewers
11:02 p.m. ET Detroit vs. Phoenix, Game 4 – 491,000 viewers
1:14 a.m. ET Hockey Central – 133,000 viewers

Thursday, April 21

6:30 p.m. Hockey Central – 66,000 viewers
7:00 p.m. Boston vs. Montreal, Game 4 – 599,000 viewers
10:00 p.m. Chicago vs. Vancouver, Game 5 – 590,000 viewers
12:37 a.m. San Jose vs. Los Angeles, Game 4 – 316,000 viewers
1:21 a.m. Hockey Central – 266,000 viewers

Friday, April, 22

7:00 p.m. Hockey Central – 270,000 viewers
7:30 p.m. Buffalo vs. Philadelphia, Game 5 – 
931,000 viewers
10:36 p.m. Nashville vs. Anaheim, Game 5 – 428,000 viewers
1:04 a.m. Hockey Central – 185,000 viewers

Saturday, April 23
12:00 p.m. Tampa Bay vs. Pittsburgh, Game 5 – 
391,000 viewers
2:48 p.m. Hockey Central – 355,000 viewers
6:30 p.m. Hockey Central – 129,000 viewers
7:00 p.m. Montreal vs. Boston, Game 5 – 841,000 viewers
11:06 p.m. Los Angeles vs. San Jose, Game 5 – 455,000 viewers
1:10 a.m. Hockey Central – 208,000 viewers

Sunday, April 24
7:00 p.m. Hockey Central – 
296,000 viewers
7:30 p.m. Vancouver vs. Chicago – 
1,157,000 viewers
10:59 p.m. Hockey Central – 416,000 viewers

Monday, April 25
6:30 p.m. Hockey Central – 
75,000
7:00 p.m. Pittsburgh vs. Tampa Bay, Game 6 – 719,000 viewers
9:44 p.m. Hockey Central – 667,000 viewers
10:00 p.m. San Jose vs. Los Angeles, Game 6 – 446,000 viewers
1:07 a.m. Hockey Central – 188,000 viewers

Tuesday, April 26
7:00 p.m. Hockey Central –
300,000 viewers
7:30 p.m. Buffalo vs. Philadelphia, Game 7 – 
984,000 viewers
10:19 p.m. Chicago vs. Vancouver, Game 7 – 1,135,000 viewers
1:00 a.m. Hockey Central – 283,000 viewers

Wednesday, April 27
7:00 p.m. Montreal vs. Boston, Game 7 – 
926,000 viewers
10:00 p.m. Tampa Bay vs. Pittsburgh, Game 7 – 1,500,000 viewers

By series

Eastern Conference

#8 NY Rangers vs. #1 Washington  

Game 2 (4/15/11): 606,000 viewers
Game 4 (4/20/11): 619,000 viewers
Game 5 (4/23/11, NBC): 1,553,000 viewers

#7 Buffalo vs. #2 Philadelphia

Game 3 (4/18/11): 572,000 viewers
Game 5 (4/22/11): 931,000 viewers
Game 6 (4/24/11 on NBC): 2,567,000 viewers
Game 7 (4/26/11): 984,000 viewers

#6 Montreal vs. #3 Boston

Game 1 (4/14/11): 510,000 viewers
Game 2 (4/16/11): 661,000 viewers
Game 4 (4/21/11): 599,000 viewers
Game 5 (4/23/11): 841,000 viewers
Game 7 (4/27/11): 926,000 viewers

#5 Tampa Bay vs. #4 Pittsburgh

Game 5 (4/23/11): 391,000 viewers
Game 6 (4/25/11): 719,000 viewers

Western Conference

#8 Vancouver vs. #1 Chicago

Game 1 (4/13/11): 540,000 viewers
Game 2 (4/15/11):
562,000 viewers
Game 3 (4/17/11): 
689,000 viewers
Game 4 (4/19/11):
621,000 viewers
Game 5 (4/21/11):
590,000 viewers
Game 6 (4/24/11):
1,157,000 viewers
Game 7 (4/26/11):
1,130,000 viwers

#7 Los Angeles vs. #2 San Jose

Game 1 (4/14/11): 381,000 viewers
Game 2 (4/16/11): 457,000 viewers
Game 3 (4/19/11): 300,000 viewers
Game 5 (4/23/11): 455,000 viewers
Game 6 (4/25/11): 446,000 viewers

#6 Phoenix vs. #3 Detroit

Game 1 (4/13/11): 484,000 viewers
Game 3 (4/18/11): 415,000 viewers
Game 4 (4/20/11):
491,000 viewers

#5 Nashville vs. #4 Anaheim

Game 5 (4/22/11): 428,000 viewers

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6 Responses to Ratings For the Stanley Cup Playoffs on VERSUS By Night and By Series

  1. Sean says:

    “10:00 p.m. Tampa Bay vs. Pittsburgh, Game 7 – 1,500,000 viewers”

    Really?

  2. Mike in Idaho says:

    That must have been from people watching the end of Bruins/Canadiens. The TB-PIT game was pretty dull for a 7th game, TB was playing some serious prevent after they got their goal.

    • nosferatu says:

      Yeah, it’s almost unfair to even bother with ratings for games that are joined in progress. This example sways it too far on the high end, while some, like joining SJ-LA at like 12:37 a.m., sways it lower (because there are obviously more people watching a late-night game at 10:30 than at 12:30 to balance out the numbers…though I guess it gives a good hour-by-hour indication, to some extent).

  3. Colton says:

    Just so everybody knows, all of these numbers dont include local ratings. So you can basically add at least 500,000-750,000 viewers to each total.

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